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Facebook may build an app store in case it’s booted from Google Play

Facebook has a contingency plan just in case Google ever decides to remove the app from Android, and it involves building its own app store.
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Samsung patents a smartphone cover with a built-in S Pen

Samsung might be planning to release a smartphone cover with a built-in S Pen, allowing any smartphone to take advantage of the stylus.
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Got an Apple Watch? Microsoft will pay you $250 for it if you buy a Band 2

Microsoft has launched a trade-in program for the Band 2, its latest wearable, offering up to $250 for the Apple Watch and less for other wearables.
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Xiaomi misses 2015 sales target, still manages to sell 70 million phones

Chinese mobile giant Xiaomi has missed its sales target for 2015 by 10 million units, but still managed a 14 percent growth in sales.
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Selfie fans will smile at the Oppo F, available for pre-order now at just $250

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Analyst claims iOS device sales finally surpassed Windows PCs in 2015

According to one analyst, Apple's total iOS device sales might have surpassed Windows PC sales in 2015 for the first time.
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New York State's anti-encryption bill would force phone makers to add a backdoor

New York state assembly has pushed a bill aimed at removing strong encryption and allowing authorities to gain backdoor entrance to smartphones.
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Qualcomm asks Samsung to supply all the Snapdragon 820 chips

Qualcomm has contracted Samsung to manufacture the Snapdragon 820, a bold move by the chip maker, moving away from TSMC.
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Motorola's most popular smartphone will remain available for the foreseeable future

After the Moto by Lenovo announcement, Motorola has been on a spree denying rumors and rehashing information on the future of the company.

Fitbit responds to tumbling stock, defends the new Blaze smartwatch

Fitbit announced its first product of 2016 at CES earlier this week, a smartwatch-lite tracker, but the stock market is not happy.
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Rumor suggests HTC Vive VR will cost $1,500 at launch

A new rumor from Taiwan suggests the HTC Vive VR price will be more than double the price of the Oculus Rift, at $1,500.
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All the top Apple analysts are predicting lower iPhone sales

Apple analysts aren't confident with the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus going into 2016, after reports of suppliers growing iPhone stock over the past two months.
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If you don't want to spend $180 on the Amazon Echo, a new version is reportedly coming soon

Amazon might be preparing to announce a new version of its virtual assistant, Echo, in the next few weeks. The new version will be smaller and cheaper.
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It took Uber five years to reach 1 billion rides, Chinese rival reaches milestone in one

Uber might be tearing away at the taxi industry in the Western world, but in China a rival service named Didi Kuaidi is surpassing all of the records.

All Motorola flagships will feature fingerprint scanners in 2016

All Motorola flagship phones will feature fingerprint scanners this year, that's according to the head of mobile at Lenovo, Chen Xudong.
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Xiaomi launches $100 Redmi 3 with huge battery and octa-core processor

Xiaomi has announced the Redmi 3, an all-metal smartphone with a 4,100mAh battery and octa-core processor for just over $100.
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Lenovo mobile chief spills the beans on Google’s plans for China

Lenovo's head of mobile Chen Xudong has revealed Google is on track to launch Play services in China this year, five years after leaving the country.
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Apple doesn’t know how many readers are using its News app

Apple has revealed a glitch in the counting system for its News app, resulting in the company underestimating the amount of readers.
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Google removes 13 malware-infested apps from Play Store

Google has banned 13 apps from the Play Store, after finding traces of malware capable of automatically rating an app, surviving a factory reset, and more.
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T-Mobile’s $120 family plan with 4 lines and 24GB of data is back

T-Mobile reduced the cost of its family plan to $120 per month for four lines with unlimited talk, text, and 10GB of data per person for a limited time.
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Facebook Messenger hits another milestone of 800M users, with 250M added in 2015

Facebook has announced 800 million active monthly users are now on Messenger, making it the fastest-growing app worldwide and second-fastest on iOS.
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Blu Vivo 5 and Vivo XL announced at CES 2016, two mid-range phone options

Blu has announced two new mid-range devices at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, named the Vivo 5 and Vivo XL.
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Oculus founder AMA: "Sorry for the bad communication"

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has apologized for "poorly messaging" the Oculus Rift price in a Reddit AMA late last night.

Sprint extends 50 percent mobile promotion for T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon customers

Sprint will extend its "biggest wireless offer in U.S. history," letting AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile customers save up to 50 percent on plans.
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Uber pays New York attorney general $20,000 to settle in 'God View' dispute

Uber has reached a settlement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after a 14-month investigation into the company's use of a "God View."
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Apple scales back production of iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, expects lower sales in 2016

Apple has informed suppliers to scale back production of components for the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, after lower than expected sales numbers.
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MasterCard and Coin join forces to fuse wearables with payment functionality

MasterCard and Coin have announced a joint partnership to add payment functionality to every wearable that has an NFC chip.
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T-Mobile doubles up, adds 8 million customers again in 2015

T-Mobile has revealed 8.3 million new customers were added to the carrier in 2015, the same number that joined in 2014.
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Apple reveals over $1 billion App Store sales during holiday season

The App Store has broken new records, with $1.1 billion sales in the two-week holiday season ending on January 3, according to a new report from Apple.
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Android Marshmallow under one-percent adoption, KitKat and Lollipop take the majority

Android Marshmallow has been available for two months, but still has less than one-percent adoption, while Lollipop and KitKat take the largest shares.

Want a gold Nexus 6P? The premium color is coming to the U.S. this month

Huawei has announced the gold Nexus 6P will arrive in the United States, after a limited exclusive period in India and Japan.
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HTC and Under Armour announce fitness system at CES 2016

HTC and Under Armour have finally unveiled the fitness system they have been building for the better part of a year, which includes three new devices.
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EFF sides with YouTube, says T-Mobile is throttling video on its network

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has sided with YouTube in the argument over T-Mobile's Binge On program.
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Samsung warns of struggles in 2016, including weak economy and more competition

Samsung has made a grim forecast for 2016, claiming it will be a tough business for the company with weak economic conditions and more competition.